Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekend Recap

We had a pretty great weekend and wrap up to our Fall Break. So thankful for our time off and special outings!

We kicked off our weekend fun on Friday with a trip to Stone Mountain. We had planned the trip to be a late afternoon and evening outing after Terrell finished work for the day but they closed at 5 so we made it a day trip instead. And since Terrell had to work, Granna came along! We enjoyed their pumpkin characters and all the features Stone Mountain has to offer. It was a fun Friday for sure. ☺

Recognize the Toy Story characters?? So cute!

We started the day at the Dinosaur exhibit per Layton's request. 

We are big fans of all the dinosaurs. 

After walking through all the dinosaurs the boys had a blast in the "Dinotorium". We were 1 of maybe 2 or 3 families so it was super laid back and easy. 

Next we rode to the top of the mountain! And it was shockingly cold and rainy at the top!!

We were definitely in the clouds! Plus cold and wet so we didn't stay long. Haha.

But we all enjoyed the gondola rides up and down. ☺

Layton finally got his train ride! He was thrilled!

The mini golf course was closed so after the train ride the boys did the mini ropes course before we called it a day. We had a great time. 

While we were there Austin and Layton spotted the superhero pumpkins and requested to have their pictures made with them. Super impressive and cool! This one is Thor...

Captain America!

Iron Man!

And The Hulk! ☺We were hot, sweaty, and tired by the time we left. Other than a long, traffic-filled drive home that made the boys crazy ill and hungry, it was an awesome day. ☺

Saturday morning we resumed soccer and all 3 boys had games! My soccer players sure are cute. 

My favorite numbers on the field! I love watching them play.

And I wore my new favorite shirt to their games. Terrell and the boys got it for me for my birthday and it's perfect. #allthehearteyes

On Saturday after soccer, lunch, and rest time we made our annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch! We had a great time. I'm going to blog about our trip later this week. ☺

After getting home, taking showers, and getting into pjs, we settled in for our very own little Georgia party. The big boys asked earlier in the week if they could stay up late on Saturday night for the UGA game so we decided to make a special night of it. We ate in the basement picnic style, had DQ ice cream for dessert, and let the big boys stay up until halftime.... which was past 9:00. They were thrilled but so tired. ☺

Layton gave out a little earlier so I put him to bed before halftime, but it was a fun night that we'll definitely plan to do again. While Terrell watched the 2nd half, I picked out and ironed all of my clothes for the work week. Then I crashed. Go Dawgs! Haha.  

Sunday morning and ready for church!

And the silly picture they requested. Hahaha.

The Selph 5. #oneofmyfavoritefamilyselfies

After church and lunch I bought groceries and spent the afternoon making lunches for the week (Monday-Thursday only because Fridays are lunchables day) and doing chores like laundry, dusting, and vacuuming. It wasn't exactly restful but it was needed before heading back to the normal routine today.

We have a crazy week ahead of us. Sigh. Lots of extra we aren't used to like meetings, appointments, and getting home later than normal, plus soccer and the regular school week routine. I'm a little overwhelmed already but praying we can all handle it well and enjoy our first week back. The holidays are right around the corner and it's a fun time of year! And yay for Fall temps arriving this week!! ☺

Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Favorites: Fall Break Edition

This week has been pretty nice. The break was definitely needed and we have enjoyed our extra time of rest and fun. We've still had some fighting and craziness but we've managed not to kill each other and we still have more fun to come. ☺

Here's my fave moments from our break....

*Six Flags on Monday with all my guys was the best. I'm thankful we went even though the weather wasn't promising because it turned out perfect! No crowds and pleasant temps!!

*These two have had some rough moments this week that have left me ready to send them back to school and their "separate days" (and I NEVER think/feel/say that!!), but then they've also had some really sweet moments too. Like when they've chosen to read together during rest time while Layton naps. Just melt my heart. #sothankfulmyboyslovetoread (Disclaimer: Austin isn't reading chapter books just yet... he just likes to try because Garrison is, and because he recognizes sight words. ☺)

*We are gearing up for family pics next weekend and the boys and I tackled a little shopping together. And the boys rode rides in between stores as a little reward. Bribery is a must when shopping. Haha!

*Our new deck is coming along!! My father-in-law is doing most of the work himself but this week both Terrell and my dad were able to help him out a little. The piece to the left you see stretching across at an angle is going to be the lower level that will lead to our pool. We are getting super excited!

*I've been able to read a lot this week! Yay!! Most days during rest time and most nights before bed. I'm almost done with this book and loving it. 

*I had a fun lunch date with these guys on yesterday.... and they almost wiped out the pizza buffet all by themselves. 🏿 🏾Ummmm, how will we ever keep them full? #wowzers

*Enjoying one of my favorite things.... hanging out watching a show with my hubby! Now that almost all of our shows are back on and the school year is in full swing, we're doing pretty good making this time a priority during the week. Fall Break week means easy, relaxing evenings and mama's favorite time of day. ☺

This morning we're heading out for another Fall Break adventure and this weekend we have a few more fun plans too. We've enjoyed our break LOTS. Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Break So Far

Friday kicked off Fall Break for us and was also my 34th birthday! Such a fun present to work my last day before a whole week off!! ☺ Fall Break so far has pretty much been fun, sick, fun, and sick. Haha! Thankfully I've been the only one sick and thankfully it's been somewhat bearable. I hope I'm close to being back to normal now!

On Friday the boys spent the night with my parents so Terrell could take me out for my birthday. We actually went to the movies!! We saw The Mountain Between Us (because I read the book and LOVED it and because it came out on my bday). I really liked the movie, but Terrell got a little bored. Ha. We didn't make a single picture because of me not feeling so great but I'm so thankful we were still able to go out! Date nights are priceless and treasured. ☺ 

After sleeping late Saturday morning (glorious!), we picked up our boys (thanks for the birthday treat Granna and Papa!!) and headed off to a birthday party. The boys had a great time celebrating one of Austin's sweet friends at her Peppa Pig birthday party. 

Then on Saturday evening we went out with my side of the fam to celebrate my birthday. The whole weekend was super fun. I wish I would've felt better but this was still one of my favorite birthdays. Just really special and fun.

Then on Monday, Terrell took the day off so we could enjoy a Fall Break outing together.... Six Flags!! 

The weather was rainy and stormy at our house but we decided to make the trip anyway since it was our only opportunity to go. And it worked out perfect because there were no crowds and it wasn't super hot! It only sprinkled on us occasionally so we were blessed with the best day! 

Terrell and Garrison took off for a roller coaster while I went with the littles to the kiddie section. 

They had so much fun! The bouncing boats may have been their favorite ride. Haha! They rode everything at least 3 times. ☺

My favorite is always the old fashion cars. Garrison and Layton drove me first....

Garrison took the pedal while Layton did the steering. 

Then Austin and Layton drove me. I laughed the whole way!!

The hot air balloons were another favorite. They had so much fun.

Since I didn't think I could handle anything spinning, daddy rode the carousel at least twice, ha, with all the boys.

Wonder Woman was popular for all the big boys. Terrell rode this twice with the bigs and then they rode it by themselves once too. Layton was actually tall enough for this one but declined. Instead he rode the batman helicopters. ☺

It was a successful, fun, and wonderful Fall Break outing!!

We are enjoying our time off lots!! We have more down time and adventures planned. Happy Wednesday!